CHICAGO -- Corey Crawford will be in net Saturday night as the Chicago Blackhawks host the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field. As is NHL outdoor game tradition, the goaltender planned to wear a special set of pads and mask for the occasion.
There's only one problem: his mask is missing.
During Friday night's outdoor practice, Crawford wore his usual Blackhawks mask, hours after he Tweeted an APB:
— Corey Crawford (@crow_50) February 28, 2014
Crawford would clarify later that the mask wasn't actually stolen, he just never received it.
"I don't know what to say," Crawford told NHL Network. "It just disappeared. It was supposed to be sent this week and they just mishandled it. It's gone. We're going to have to go to Plan B."
What's Plan B? It's back to his usual mask, which might not exactly fit with the pads he had made up for the game against the Penguins.
Does he have any leads on its whereabouts?
"I don't know. Reebok doesn't know. FedEx doesn't know."
We could always just blame Chris Pronger, right?
- - - - - - -